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Himachal Pradesh Tourism – The Serene Town of Spiti

Written By: Manoj

Spiti is a desert mountain valley high in the Himalayan mountains in the north eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. With an average height of 3,810 mt above sea level, it is one of the least populated regions in India sparsely populated with villages and monasteries.

Get away from everything and travel to this enchanting part of India. Keep in mind, that you might experience altitude sickness due to the height of Spiti.

Allow a few days to acclimatize and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. The ideal time to visit Spiti is between May and October.

Travel to the Buddhist Monasteries in Himachal Pradesh

Komic

Komic

Komic is Asia's highest village and has an altitude of 14,800 ft above sea level. Other small towns located here includes - Langza, Demul, Lhalung and Dhankar. All these towns have very low population.

Photo Courtesy: India Untravelled

Trekking

Trekking

The terrain of Spiti is perfect for trekking. The trek trails include Pin-Parvati, Parang-La and Pin-Bhaba. One can also trek from one village to another.

Photo Courtesy: Devika

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

The rough terrain is absolutely perfect for mountain biking. One can traverse the lesser known valleys here on a mountain bike.

Photo Courtesy: Jeff Moser

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Although not a big crowd puller, one can go white water rafting in the Pin and Spiti rivers respectively.

Photo Courtesy: Balaji.B

Yak Safari

Yak Safari

This is your chance to sit on a yak and go around. For those who are not upto trekking can simply climb onto a yak and set out to explore the place. A note of warning though is that be careful on the yaks as they are irksome and not as friendly as a horse.

Photo Courtesy: Bruce Fingerhood

Monastries

Monastries

The basic religion followed in this rocky terrain is Buddhism. Spiti has five monastries here namely, ki, tabo, dhankar, komic and kungri. One can visit these monasteries and get fascinated by the experience inside and also marvel at the artwork, sculptures and statues here.

Photo Courtesy: 4ocima

Kibber

Kibber

The world's highest village having a proper road and having electricity is located here. Kibber is 13,800 ft above sea level.

Photo Courtesy: 4ocima

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